Women's Support Practitioner

11 Sep 2019
07 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Women's Support Practitioner - Domestic Abuse / Drug Alcohol / Mental Health / Social Care

Salary: GBP22,401 - GBP24,657

Permanent contract

Are you passionate about supporting women who have experienced domestic abuse or substance misuse to turn their lives around? Do you have the skills, experience and aptitude to make a difference to the lives of women and their families?

Stepping Stones (Luton) is a local charity looking to recruit a full time (37.5 hours a week) Women's Support Practitioner who has experience of working with vulnerable women and women with complex needs.

The role will predominantly work within Stepping Stones' main office in Luton providing specialist one to one support and delivering group programmes to vulnerable women.

You may already be working in the women's sector in a similar voluntary sector role, but equally you may come from related fields; perhaps Criminal Justice, Welfare to Work, housing or social care.

Whatever your background, you'll need to hit the ground running! The role is hugely rewarding, but busy and demanding so you'll need to be able to manage your time well, be able to keep a calm head and will already have a good knowledge of issues affecting women who have or are experiencing domestic abuse, substance misuse, safeguarding and social care procedures.

What's most important though is that you're able to motivate and inspire your clients, working collaboratively alongside colleagues and partner agencies to deliver great services day in day out.

To apply please visit our website by clicking the button below to download an application form. Previous applicants need not apply CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Friday 11 th October 2019 at 5pm.

Shortlisting will take place on the week commencing 14 th October ,Due to the high volume of applicants and if you have not been contacted by the 18 th October please accept that your application has not been successful interviews will take place at the Luton office on the 25 th October

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure will be sought through the Disclosure and Barring Service as part of Stepping Stones' recruitment checks and Personal Interviews will be required as part of the employment process.

Stepping Stones (Luton) is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1.

For an informal conversation about the role, please call and ask to speak to Karrina Usher, Women's Service Manager.